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Trailers: What’s coming on DVD/Blu-ray | January 2014

allIslostAll Is Lost. color. 106+ min. J.C. Chandor, dist. by Lionsgate. Feb. 2014. DVD UPC 031398185208. $26.98; Blu-ray UPC 031398185291. $29.99. Rated: PG-13. DRAMA

Imagine: Robert Redford soaking wet.

Blue Is the Warmest Color. color. 179+ min. In French w/English subtitles. Abdellatif Kechiche, dist. by Criterion Collection. Feb. 2014. DVD ISBN 9781604658262. $19.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781604658255. $24.95. DRAMA

Young women and young love.

Grace Unplugged. color. 100+ min. Brad J. Silverman, dist. by Lionsgate. Feb. 2014. UPC 031398185123. $19.98; Blu-ray/DVD combo UPC 031398185154. $24.99. Closed-captioned. Rated: PG. COMEDY

Can faith and music be in tune?

House of Versace. color. 90+ min. Sara Sugarman, Lifetime, dist. by Lionsgate. Feb. 2014. DVD UPC 031398184362. $14.98. Rated: TV-PG. DRAMA

Fashion icons are always in fashion.

I Used To Be Darker. color. 90+ min. Matt Porterfield, dist. by Strand Releasing. Feb. 2014. DVD UPC 712267331222. $27.99. Closed-captioned. drama

Complicated family goings-on.

Jules and Jim. b/w. 105+ min. François Truffaut, dist. by Criterion Collection. Feb. 2014. DVD/Blu-ray ISBN 9781604658224. $39.95. DRAMA

Truffaut’s classic threesome.

Mother of George. color. 106+ min. Andrew Dosunmu, dist. by Oscilloscope Laboratories. Feb. 2014. DVD UPC 896602002524. $32.99; Blu-ray UPC 896602002630. $34.99. Rated: R. drama

Nigerians in Brooklyn face a crisis.

Zaytoun. color. 110+ min. Eran Riklis, dist. by Strand Releasing. Feb. 2014. DVD UPC 712267331024. $27.99. Closed-captioned. DRAMA

A Palestinian boy and a downed Israeli pilot reach détente.—Bette-Lee Fox

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